Cost of Living

RAC: Fuel prices could rise again as forecourts continue to charge higher prices
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Personal finance

RAC: Fuel prices could rise again as forecourts continue to charge higher prices

Wholesale fuel prices have slowly risen, but how much will you pay now and how can you save on the costs of driving?
1 Feb 2023
How to ask for a pay rise
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How to ask for a pay rise

A higher salary is the best way to combat the cost of living crisis. But it can feel awkward asking for a pay rise. We reveal our top tips on how best…
31 Jan 2023
Will energy prices go down in 2023?
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Will energy prices go down in 2023?

Wholesale gas prices are on a downward trajectory, but does this mean lower energy bills later this year?
27 Jan 2023
Rents across the UK rise to record highs
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Rents across the UK rise to record highs

Rightmove’s latest rental trends tracker shows tenants are facing record price increases
27 Jan 2023
Fan heater vs oil heater – which is cheaper?
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Fan heater vs oil heater – which is cheaper?

Sales of portable heaters have soared, as households look to cut their energy costs. But which is better: a fan heater or an oil heater? We put them t…
25 Jan 2023
Two boiler tricks to slash hundreds off your energy bill
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Two boiler tricks to slash hundreds off your energy bill

As temperatures drop, you may have tried a few tricks to help keep energy bills low, but could these two boiler tricks slash hundreds off your costs?
23 Jan 2023
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
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What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling the average car with fuel is falling. Here’s what makes up the price of a litre of petrol.
10 Jan 2023
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The pros and cons of smart meters – should you switch?
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The pros and cons of smart meters – should you switch?

A smart meter can help you keep tabs on your energy usage, but is it better than a regular meter? We take a look at smart meters vs regular meters.
9 Jan 2023
Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?
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Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?

The weather is getting colder and energy bills are rising, but is it really cheaper to leave the heating on low all day or should you only turn it on …
23 Dec 2022
How much does it cost to run an electric oven?
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How much does it cost to run an electric oven?

We explain how much making a jacket potato, casserole or pizza in the oven costs you.
22 Dec 2022
What you need to think about before dipping into your investments
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What you need to think about before dipping into your investments

With the costs of living affecting everyone right now, it’s understandable that you may want to dip into your investments. But before you do, here’s w…
20 Dec 2022
How much does it cost to run a dishwasher?
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How much does it cost to run a dishwasher?

We look into how much it costs to run a dishwasher and what you can do to reduce your energy bill.
19 Dec 2022
Understanding winter fuel payments
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Understanding winter fuel payments

As winter sets in and temperatures plunge, many of us are worried about our rising energy bills. But the government’s winter fuel payment could help e…
14 Dec 2022
UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain
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UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain

CPI is down to 10.7% from last month’s 41-year-high of 11.1%
14 Dec 2022
How to prepare your finances for a recession
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How to prepare your finances for a recession

The Bank of England has warned we’re probably already in a recession, and it’s due to be one of the longest in recent memory. Here’s what to expect, a…
13 Dec 2022
Save money with smarter home energy
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Save money with smarter home energy

Discover how HIVE and its range of smart home products can help you save time, money and energy at home.
13 Dec 2022
Heated airer vs dehumidifier – what’s the most cost-effective way to dry clothes indoors?
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Heated airer vs dehumidifier – what’s the most cost-effective way to dry clothes indoors?

As energy bills continue to rise and temperatures keep dropping, we look at whether it’s cheaper to dry your clothes with a heated airer or with a deh…
9 Dec 2022
Air fryer vs microwave – which is cheaper to run?
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Air fryer vs microwave – which is cheaper to run?

We compare the costs of an air fryer vs a microwave to see which one is more cost effective.
8 Dec 2022
UK house prices see their biggest fall since 2008
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UK house prices see their biggest fall since 2008

Halifax’s latest house price index shows UK house prices fell by 2.3% in November
7 Dec 2022
What is a recession and how will it affect you?
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What is a recession and how will it affect you?

The UK economy is heading towards a recession, according to economists. But what is a recession, and what does it mean for your money?
6 Dec 2022
Heated airer vs tumble dryer – which is cheaper?
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Heated airer vs tumble dryer – which is cheaper?

What is the most cost effective way to dry your clothes – a heated airer or a tumble dryer? We compare the costs.
5 Dec 2022
13 ways to save on your energy bill
Personal finance

13 ways to save on your energy bill

As the weather gets colder and bills rise, we outline 13 ways you can save on your energy bills.
29 Nov 2022